I have an amusing story vaguely related to list-owner responsibility.
One of the early members of my list was the now-infamous Steve Winter.
He's well-known today for his SPAM and rather vitriolic postings. He's
the reason my list is now closed AND moderated. Those who monitor the
abuse newsgroups will know Winter's name. Winter, BTW, has not been a
member of my list for quite some time.
Another list member was somebody who was a campaign manager and is now
a staffer for a U.S. Representative.
Mister Politician quite regularly mocked Winter openly on the list. The
ridicule was hilarious.
A couple of years later, Mister Politician is searching the web for his
name and -- lo and behold! -- he discovers his comments have been
archived. He claims he didn't know it at the time (which means he
didn't read his welcome message), and asks could I pretty-please remove
The archiver-guy did eventually fulfill Politician's request.
Have any other owners of archived lists had similar requests to remove